General Information About Kütahya
Kutahya is a town in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Known for its colored tiles, Kutahya Faience, the town also serves as a base for the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Aizanoi, amongst the best preserved Roman ruins in the country.
Today, with its 215,000 residents, and its modern heavy industry, in addition to its traditional trade of tile making, Kutahya could be considered as one of the bigger cities in Turkey. However, there is still something of a rural mentality here, and, although the local Dumlupınar University is slowly changing this, any visitor can expect to be welcomed with some sort of curiosity. Also, Kutahya is known for its hot springs and humans.
While the city has a fleet of private minibuses of various colours (red, green, and blue), and yellow city buses, the average traveler won't feel a pressing need to use them, as most of the sights and useful locations are located near each other and walking around is easy enough (while the city is surrounded by mountains, it's positioned on a flat ground, so you won't have to climb up and down too much, unless you decide to ascend to the castle).
Nature and landscapes
The rocky area between the pine trees located on the 26th km of Kutahya- Eskisehir road, along the eastern part of the province, is called "Phrygian Valley". Phrygian valleys which are covered with the tufas of the Old Volcanic mountain Turkmen has been used by various tribes since ancient times and save all beauty of nature till our times.
Kutahya is famous for its hot springs. Yoncalı, 13-km from Küthaya, is developing lately. The Ilıca Village 4-km to the field side from the junction on the way from Bozüyük to Kütahya is also famous for its thermal baths. It is just a typical thermal village with its houses and villas spread on both sides of the valley. When you proceed from Çavdarhisar to the southwest you will arrive at the Simav district of Kütahya. The Eynal Thermal facilities are situated here.
Kutahya has a continental climate and semi-arid climate with cold and snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Rainfall occurs mostly during the spring and autumn.
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About Sports in Kütahya
Interesting geological configurations and rich underground resources make Kutahya an important centre for tourists. Plateaus covered with flowers and trees during the spring and summer months such as Kalecik are worth to see. These places are also suitable for adventurous and enjoyable trekking.